Michelle Cleckler, Psy.D.

1257 Lake Plaza Dr. Suite #125

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

719-466-9645

[email protected]

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Aug 2008 - Present Licensed Clinical Psychologist

                   Colorado #3216

Aug 2007 - Aug 2008 Licensed School Psychologist

                   Oregon #10387342

EDUCATION

PsyD, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Child Clinical Track

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program


M.S., Master of Science, Clinical Psychology

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Program


B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS

  • Child and Adolescent Neuropsych Assessment and Treatment
  • Identification and Treatment of Learning Disorders, ADHD, & Autism
  • Consultation Regarding Behavior Management in Schools

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Aug 2008 - Present

Private Practice

Colorado Springs, CO


     * Conducting psychological testing and evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults


Sep 2008 – Aug 2011

Licensed Psychologist

Excelsior Youth Center, Inc., Aurora, CO

  • Conducting psychological evaluations.
  • Conducting psychoeducational evaluations.
  • Consultation with treatment staff.

Aug 2007 – June 2008

Licensed School Psychologist

Forest Grove School District, Forest Grove, OR

  • Conducted ADHD, Emotional/Behavioral Disturbance, Learning Disorder, and Autism/Aspergers evaluations.
  • Conducted risk assessments.
  • Conducted trainings on executive functioning deficits and impact on children’s behavior.
  • Implemented and trained staff on Collaborative Problem Solving behavior management curriculum.
  • Conducted skills groups for children with ADHD, Autism/Aspergers, ODD, and other disorders.
  • School-wide, classroom-wide, and family consultation regarding psychological, behavioral, and academic issues.

Aug 2006-Aug 2007

Clinical Psychology Post-Doc

APA Approved Clinical Psychology Program

Morrison Child and Family Services

Oregon Youth Authority-Hillcrest and MacLaren Facilities

Portland, OR and Salem, OR

  • Suicide, violence, and reoffending risk assessments.
  • Therapy & assessment with youth offenders (14-25 yrs)
  • Consultation with correctional staff on treatment modalities and clinical issues.

Aug 2005-Aug 2006

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

APA Approved Internship Program

Morrison Child and Family Services, Portland, OR

  • Individual, family, and group psychotherapy in out-patient and residential settings with children ages 2-17 years.
  • Intake assessments and psychological evaluations.
  • Risk assessments, individual therapy, and group therapy at juvenile prison.
  • Created manual for DBT-skills groups for children ages 8-12.
  • Collected pre and post data regarding effectiveness of group. Working towards publication of research studies and manual.
  • Consultation with staff 

Aug 2004-Aug 2005

Therapist and Assessment Clinician

Morrison Child and Family Services, Portland, OR

  • Individual, family, and group therapy with children ages 3-17 years.
  • Intake assessments and psychological evaluations.
  • Ten-week psychotherapy group for school-age children in foster care.

Sept 2003-Aug 2004

Adult, Child, and Family Therapist

Self Enhancement Incorporated (SEI), Portland, OR

  • Individual and group therapy with African-American adults, children, and adolescents.
  • Psychoeducation/Support group for African-American parents involved with Child Protective Services.
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Parent-Child Interaction Evaluations

Oct 2003-March 2004

Group Co-Facilitator

Autism Psycho-education/Support Group

Oregon Health SciencesUniversity

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC), Portland, OR

  • Psychoeducation/Support group for parents of children with Autism-spectrum disorders.

Sept 2002-Aug 2003

Adult and Family Therapist

Psychological Service Center

School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Portland, OR

  • Individual and family psychotherapy with adults and adolescents.
  • SMART Recovery groups for adults with drug and alcohol addiction. Based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
  • Intake assessments on adults, children, and adolescents.

Dec 1999-June 2000

Group Facilitator

Domestic Violence Shelter, Volunteers of America, Denver, CO

  • Created and conducted a domestic violence group for children ages 9-12 years.
  • Helped homeless mothers increase parenting skills and gain better understanding of child development.

SUPERVISION

Aug 2007 – June 2008

Practicum Supervisor

Forest Grove School District, Forest Grove, OR

  • Supervised graduate students on assessment and therapy.
  • Provided in-depth training on assessment measures, interpretation, and report writing.
  • Conducted trainings on child therapy techniques, ethics, and multicultural issues.

TEACHING

Sept 2008 – Present

Instructor

University of Phoenix, Graduate Program

October 2006

Instructor

Seminar: Cultural Competency in Assessment of

Child Abuse

Oregon Department of Human Services

  • Presented and discussed research addressing cultural differences in the assessment of child abuse and neglect.

Jan 2005-April 2005

Instructor

Diagnosis and Treatment Course

Pacific University, Portland, OR

June 1998-July 1999

Teacher

StorageTek Kids Preschool, Louisville, Colorado

Jan 1998-May 1998

Instructor

Introduction to Psychology, CU Boulder

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

June 2004-Aug 2004

Research Assessment Clinician

Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

  • Administered neuropsychological assessments with adolescent males.

Oct 2002-May 2003

Research Assistant

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

  • Data collection and entry.

Nov 1998-May 1999

Research Assistant

University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Conducted controlled research experiments looking at semantic and temporal memory.
  • Worked in the laboratory of Alice Healy, PhD, Cognitive Psychologist.

GRANT WRITING

April 2004-Aug 2004

OSHA Employee Safety Grant

Oregon Rehabilitation Association (ORA), Salem, OR

PRESENTATIONS

Jan 2004

Title: Behavioral Modification of Maladaptive Behaviors in Autistic Children

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

May 2003

Clinical Case Presentation: Bipolar Client

School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University

Portland, OR

April 1999

Research Presentation

University of Colorado at Boulder

Boulder, CO

HONORS AND AWARDS

1999

PSI CHI National Psychology Honor Society

University of Colorado at Boulder

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Psychological Association

Colorado Psychological Association